Shopping excursions to big cities can be stressful. Traffic and crowded stores can bring a damper to your day. You do it anyway because you want to find the unique treasures that you can’t find anywhere else…but have you been to Clayton County?
The abundant boutique, antique and gift shops in Clayton County combine small town charm with all the choices you could find in the big city. Whether you’re looking for a specific item, gift ideas or something you didn’t know you needed, you can find it in Clayton County!
Bridge Street Boutique & Gift in Elkader offers kitchenware, clothing for many different ages and home décor that will make everyone in your neighborhood jealous. Then head down to the Copper Frog for trendy styles and sparkling accessories—both new and used.
Head to Guttenberg next to visit Kann Imports which is a one-of-a-kind gift shop featuring exotic, historic and every day beautiful items. They’ve been in Guttenberg since 1947 and are home to unique pieces and statues from all around the world.
Clayton County also is the perfect quilter’s retreat. Quilted Strawberry in Strawberry Point offers classes and quilting kits that will help you create a masterpiece. Suhdron Fabrics in Monona has 20,000 bolts of fabrics that people travel to see from all over the country.
Clayton County offers a relaxing shopping getaway. Travel the Great River Road and River Bluffs Scenic Byway through the beautiful Northeast Iowa scenery and along the mighty Mississippi River from shop to shop. Drop the rest of the family off at either Pikes Peak State Park or Backbone State Park. When you pick them up they’ll have to squeeze in between all your shopping bags!
Written by Amy Bonvillain | Photo credit to Elkader Area Chamber of Commerce